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Log Home Maintenance

No matter what materials it’s made from, every house requires maintenance — log homes simply require a slightly different approach. Consider Log Home Living your all-inclusive guide to everything you need to know about log home maintenance.

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Warding Off Log Home Pests
To you, your log walls look like home. But to carpenter ants, termites and powder-post beetles, they resemble something more akin to a Thanksgiving feast.
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The Benefits of Basic Log Home Maintenance
An industry pro shares how smart siting and a basic log home maintenance schedule enabled his exterior stain to last for 20 years.
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"Wave Clouds" Bring the Beach to Breckenridge
An atmospheric phenomenon creates a magical moment in Colorado.
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How to Protect Your Log Home's Wood
Wood is strong and durable, but it isn’t invincible. Because wood is a natural material, it is subject to natural forces. Here'...
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How to Protect Your Log Walls
Your goal is to protect your log walls from moisture infiltration, air infiltration and heat loss. Here are the key things to l...
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Easy Ways To Prepare Your Log Home For The Winter
Three easy steps to prepare your log home against harsh winter weather.
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Don't Fear Wood Shrinkage in Log Homes
Learn more about wood shrinkage and how to handle the resulting settlement instead of trying to avoid it altogether.
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Restoring a Log Home to its Former Glory in Ohio
An Ohio couple restores a neglected and abandoned log home in the hills of southern Ohio, ending up with the house of their dre...
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Log Home Fix-Its: DIY or Hire A Pro?
All homes suffer damage of one kind or another--but when it happens, do you DIY or hire a pro? Some repairs you can do yourself...
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Old Log Home Restoration Tips
11 quick and simple questions if you're considering a log home restoration.
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Inspection Checklist For Buying a Used Log Home
Four problems to watch out for when buying a used log home.
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Keep Your Eyes on the Prize
Download this free article to learn more about how to maintain your logs without too much hassle.
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Protect Your Log Home from Wildfires | Smart Landscaping Strategies
Protecting your log home from wildfires starts with smart landscaping strategies.
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Time to Check Your Logs | Fall Log Home Maintenance Checklist
Fall is a great time to take inventory of how well your logs (along with the rest of your home's shell) are doing following the...
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10 Log Home Maintenance Myths Debunked
There are a lot of misconceptions about maintaining a log home. Let us debunk 10 of the most common log home maintenance myths.
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10 Log Home Maintenance Myths
Ten of the most common log home maintenance myths debunked.
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Spring and Fall Log Home Roof Maintenance
Here are some starter points for inspecting and keeping up your log home roof maintenance and avoiding serious problems.
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How To Deal with Carpenter Bees
These loaners can wreak havoc on a wood home, but you can deal with carpenter bees if you take these steps.
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